Director of Music Education
What I Do at SSU
I am the Coordinator of Music Education at SSU. I lead a seminar course for credential candidates in the field of music and supervise student teachers. I also teach Music Education Instructional Methods courses and Jazz History. Additionally, I am currently pioneering a community outreach “Wind project” in the Bay area providing performance opportunities, and master classes for high school instrumentalists.
Dr. Mieder is a five-time nominee of “Who’s Who in American Teachers.” A pianist, horn, trumpet player, wind-conductor and researcher; She has served as director of bands, orchestra and piano studies at the elementary, middle and high school level in Hillsborough County Florida for 20 years. Her concert, jazz, orchestral ensembles and marching bands have consistently received superior honors at district music performance assessments.
Dr. Mieder is a published author in both International research and state music journals, and has co-authored several book chapters pertaining to the topic of adolescent self-regulation in music learning. She is an adjudicator and clinician for high school and middle school ensembles, offering her “Self-Regulated Learning Curriculum in the Full Ensemble Rehearsal,” to enhance adolescent self-efficacy, and ensemble performance outcomes. She received her degrees in Music Education from Florida State University (B.A.), and the University of South Florida (M.A.) and (PhD.) Dr. Mieder is a member of and maintains affiliation with the National Association for Music Education, The California Music Educators Association (CMEA)The California Band Directors Association (CBA), The Northern California Band Directors Association (NCBA), The College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Women Band Directors International, The College Music Society, and The International Society of American Music Educators.